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Trubshaw Cross, Longport, Burslem.


Trubshaw Cross:

The origin of the name.....

Ward on the name...... "We conceive that Trubsharv was the most ancient name of this locality, though now forgotten; for we find, Thomas de Trobeshawe, one of the Jurors of Tunstall Court, anno 27 Hen. VI. (1451.)"

Ward "The Borough of Stoke-upon-Trent" 1843

Percy Adams (who erected the 'modern' cross in 1949) notes an early record of the name in the court records..... "Thomas Trobbeschawe was a juror at the great court of Tunstall held Tuesday I. Richard II 4 May 1378"


 

At Trubshaw Cross, Longport, where an ancient cross once stood, a modern stone cross was erected at the centre of the traffic roundabout in 1949. It stands on a base of 1750 which at one time formed part of a lamp standard set in the middle of the road junction.

To the north-west of the roundabout, between Davenport Street and the canal, stood the factory buildings (recently demolished) [this was the Longport factory] and dwellinghouse dating from about the close of the 18th century and at one time belonging to the Davenports; they were an example of a master potter's house with its works attached.

Another house, of slightly later date, became the Duke of Bridgewater Inn about the middle of the 19th century; it stands in Station Street on the south side of the canal bridge and has a symmetrical three-storied brick front with altered ground-floor windows. Longport Hall, demolished in the 1880's, stood in its own grounds to the south of Trubshaw Cross. 

A view of the garden front in 1843, when the hall was the residence of William Davenport, shows an early-19th-century house with a three-storied central block of three bays flanked by projecting two-storied wings of equal height; another wing is visible at the back.

Between later buildings on the south side of Newcastle Street stands a row of six cottages (nos. 11929) apparently of 18thcentury date.

From: 'Burslem: Buildings, manors and estates', A History of the County of Stafford: Volume 8 (1963)

 

Trubshaw Cross, Longport
"At Trubshaw Cross, Longport, where an ancient cross once stood, a modern stone cross was erected at the centre of the traffic roundabout in 1949. It stands on a base of 1750 which at one time formed part of a lamp standard set in the middle of the road junction"




"Thomas Trobbeschawe
was a juror at the
great court of Tunstall
held Tuesday
I. Richard II 4 May 1378"

behind the cross - to the right can be seen the works and remaining bottle kiln of Davenport's Top Bridge Works.

"Erected
on the old stone base
on the original site
to replace
the ancient cross.
presented by
P. W. L. Adams J.P.F.S.A.
in the XIIIth year of
the reign of
H.M. King George VI." 

 

P. W. L. Adams
The P.W.L. Adams referred to was Percy Walter Lewis Adams of Woore Hall- as well as the cross at Trubshaw Cross he re-erected a part of a Saxon preaching cross in the grounds of St. Peter's church, Stoke

He wrote: "Notes on Some North Staffordshire Families" ; "History of the Adams Family of North Staffordshire" 1914; "John Henry Clive" 1947


 


  
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